Research

  • Ancestral Diet Study

    Ancestrally Appropriate Dietary Choices and Personal Health and Well-being  Researcher: Dr. 
Stephanie Shelburne; LiveLifeResources and UNCFoundation  Brief description: Research suggests that following a Traditional or Ancestrally Appropriate diet can contribute to nutritional health and overall...

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Learning

Awareness

Awareness can be defined as “the quality or state of being Aware; knowledge and understanding that something is happening or that something exists” (Merriam-Webster, 2018). Awareness is multidimensional and can occur on multiple levels and layers simultaneously. We can be aware of our physical condition and surroundings in conjunction with our emotional and/or mental state or outlook. We can also be motivated to respond to our awareness from both conscious and subconscious thought and belief.

At LLR we believe that awareness plays an instrumental role in the establishment and development of resilience within individuals, groups, and communities. Awareness shapes how someone responds. The greater the level of awareness about self, other, and environment the greater the capacity for resilience.  As such, we’re committed to providing research, resources, and learning opportunities for the cultivation of the multidimensional properties of awareness.

Action

With the cultivation of awareness comes the responsibility of action. We believe that as individuals, families, and communities cultivate multidimensional awareness, they increase their capacity for making proactive, life-enhancing choices and/or immediate and effective response. We conduct research and provide resources and learning opportunities developed to stimulate proactive, life-enhancing action, we hope to contribute to the development of resilience in individuals, families, and communities.

Resilience

Why resilience? When something is resilient, it has the capacity to respond effectively or adjust easily to adversity or change. Resilient individuals contribute to resilient families and communities.

At LiveLifeResources/LifeWiseU we provide in-person and online research and learning opportunities for the enhancement of resilience.

How We Fulfill Our Vision and Mission

Research

By conducting research grounded in human interest and behavior, LLR adds to the growing body of evidence-based literature concerning resilience and the enhancement of quality of life.

In highlighting individual and social processes, needs, and actions, we hope to provide nonpartisan, empirically supported data that will increase public understanding and inform local and national policymaking in the pursuit of health and well-being.  

Learning

Transformational change happens when individuals and communities have the opportunity to gather and apply new information. Through partnership with like-intended professionals and organizations, we provide both in-person and online forums designed to engage participants in multidimensional learning opportunities focused on the enhancement of health and well-being and the cultivation of resilience.  

Our courses and trainings are available to individuals, organizations, and institutions and can be adapted to meet institutional requirements as needed.

Resources 

At LLR we want to help individuals, families, and communities access their best opportunity for living well.  Our LifeWiseU platform contains resources and information intended to take you a step further than health consciousness, into the realm of Living Wisdom.

Reading provides all the ingredients for stimulating awareness and inspiring action towards life-enhancing practices.

Books – Through our own publications and other like-intended publications, our LifeWiseU series provides reading recommendations for both adults and children.

Articles – Articles discussing the findings and experiences generated by our research projects as well as other relevant studies can be found in this section of the LifeWiseU platform.

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We're looking for volunteers just like you.

Volunteers and participants are needed to help us answer important questions about things that impact health, vitality, and resilient living.  Your participation will help add to the much-needed resources on resilience and improve the health of individuals, families, and ultimately communities.

For more information how to participate or upcoming studies and projects, sign up for our mailing list (Coming soon)

NOTEWORTHY

  • The Virtues of Sadness

    In the early 1990's a small handful of researchers and practitioners began questioning the inherent focus on pathology in the world of Psychology and Psychotherapy. Researchers like Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi argued the benefits of helping people focus on their strengths to create richer more...

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RESILIENCE

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Human resilience is the ability to muster your inner resources in order to ‘bounce back’ from adversity.

It is that almost indefinable quality that allows a person, place, or thing to be beaten down by some of the experiences of life, yet come back with the resolve to carry on to bigger and better things.

Resilience has been defined as: ‘The process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress and bouncing back from difficult experiences.’ (APA, 2016).